Highland Grassland Mix


For dry, acidic upland heath based on British Plant Communities U2 & U4

3g / m2
OR 12kg / acre
OR 30kg / hectare
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Highland Grassland Mix (SCM9)

This mix recreates a moorland grass community found on well-drained highland sites with acidic soils. On upland sites this does not need to be cut, although it can be lightly grazed in autumn. This mix is based on the calcifugous British Plant Communities U2 & U4. There are 17 wildflower & 9 grass species in this mix. Highland Grassland Mix contents as PDF

Species Common name Origin %
20 % wildflowers  
Achillea millefolium Yarrow Fife 2.5
Alchemilla alpina Alpine Ladys Mantle Angus 0.1
Calluna vulgaris Heather Angus 2
Erica cinerea Bell Heather Angus 1.8
Galium saxatile Heath Bedstraw Angus 0.1
Galium verum Lady’s Bedstraw Angus 0.2
Plantago lanceolata Ribwort Plantain Fife 3
Potentilla erecta Tormentil Fife 0.1
Prunella vulgaris Selfheal Fife 2.7
Ranunculus acris Meadow Buttercup Fife 2.7
Rumex acetosella Sheep’s Sorrel Fife 1
Stellaria graminea Lesser Stitchwort Inverness-shire 0.2
Succisa pratensis Devils-bit Scabious Fife 2.1
Trifolium repens White Clover Inverness-shire 1.1
Veronica chamaedrys Germander Speedwell Angus 0.1
Veronica officinalis Common Speedwell Perthshire 0.2
Viola riviniana Common Dog Violet Angus 0.2
80 % grasses  
Agrostis capillaris Common Bent Angus 1
Agrostis vinealis Brown Bent Angus 6
Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet Vernal Grass Fife 2
Deschampsia flexuosa Wavy Hair Grass Angus 6.3
Festuca ovina Sheeps Fescue Fife 28.5
Festuca rubra Red Fescue Fife 35
Luzula multiflora Heath Wood Rush Orkney 0.1
Molinia caerulea Purple Moor Grass Berwickshire 1
Nardus stricta Mat Grass Inverness-shire 0.1

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